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I couldn't fall asleep the other night, so I decided to look up some fun facts on various topics. This was the result.

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Fun Facts About Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is named after his father, Barack
Hussein Obama, Sr. (). "Barack" means
blessing/ blessed/ to bless" in Swahili and Semitic languages, and
Hussein" is a Semitic word meaning "gorod" or "beautiful." Swahili
was Obama Sr/ s native language.
He collects Spiderpman and Conan the Barbarian comics
He was known as "O' Bomber" at high school for his skill at
basketball
His favourite meal is wife Michelle' s shrimp linguini
He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir,
Dreams From My Father
He is - the sixth president to be
He has read every Harry Potter book
He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad
Ali
He worked in a ice cream shop as a teenager
and now can' t stand ice cream
His favourite snacks are protein bars
He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while
living in Indonesia
He can speak Spanish
While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had
sports channels on instead
His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea
He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for
president - he didn' t
He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia
He can bench press an impressive
He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be
addressed by his full name
His favourite book is by Herman Melville
He visited Effingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his
halemeister: Fiancee, but left when a stripper arrived
His desk in his Senate omae once belonged to Robert Kennedy
He and Michelle made . 2 million (. 7 million) last year, with
much coming from sales of his books
His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the
Cuckoo' s Nest
He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet
belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck
He applied to appear in a black pinsep calendar while at Harvard
but was rejected by the committee.
His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and
The Fugees
He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee Do The Right Thing on
their rarst date
He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker
He doesn' t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a
politician
As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine
His daughters' ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an
actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)
He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the
backside
He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his
book deal
His house in Chicago has four fire places
Daughter Malia' s godmother is Jesse Jackson' s daughter
Santana
He says his worst habit is constantly checking his Blackberry
He uses an Apple Mac laptop
He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his
Chrysler 300
He wears , 500 () Hart Schaeffer Marx suits
He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Tariff,
who charges ()
His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The
Wire
He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service
handlers
He was nicknamed "Bar" by his late grandmother
He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso
His speciality as a cook is chilli
He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were "street urchins"
He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg,
a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life
His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan
government
Hope you learned something!
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#1 - crapaloosa **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #12 to #1 - djgeeza (08/24/2010) [-]
bush could speak American and english (just)
User avatar #8 - bugkiller (08/24/2010) [-]
most of this stuff are things the previous president couldnt do
User avatar #11 - djgeeza (08/24/2010) [+] (6 replies)
he is allowing a mosque to be built close to the former site of the world trade centre? well if thats not disrespectful to the memory of the victims I don't know what is, I'm all for freedom of religion but come on? think ya dumbass!
User avatar #19 to #15 - Himynameisjacob (08/24/2010) [-]
It could be perceived as very disrespectful toward the families and friends of those that died in the 9/11 attack, seeing as the terrorists acted based on Islamic faith. Sure, only a portion of Muslims are extremists, but I'd think it to be common courtesy not to build a mosque to practice the very religion that killed masses of people on that soil. Hell, I wouldn't build anything there, if only out of respect, but that's really going to hurt people.
User avatar #2 - SteyrAUG ONLINE (08/24/2010) [+] (42 replies)
How could someone who preaches as much socialism as he does make 4.2 million a year and live with themselves? For god sakes if you think money should be shared, then share it obama!
User avatar #5 to #2 - stallwallwriter (08/24/2010) [-]
No dear boy, you're confusing being *called* a socialist with actually *being* a socialist. If he was half of what FOX said he was, he'd be a radical muslim commie from Kenya.
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User avatar #14 - Animalsvibrator (08/24/2010) [-]
HES'S LEFT HANDED! IT'S YET ANOTHER SIGN OF HIM BEING THE ANTICHRIST! AAAAAAGHHH!
User avatar #7 - archangel (08/24/2010) [-]
i doubt he left the a stag party when stripper attended thats probably just him covering his ass politically styling himself
and i doubt his favourite dish is his wifes shrimp languini however again its likely politically styling
though i got to respect that he collects comic books he admits to doing drugs without trying the to justify ' but i didnt inhale ' every one at some point experiments with drugs its one of the great learning experience in life
#4 - Xmrsanders (08/24/2010) [+] (1 reply)
Obama sucks
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